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All appointed board and commission members (existing and new), local government staff and elected officials should attend this training.

This is a solid introduction to the basics of what planning and zoning are.

You will learn:

  • terminology

  • what the roles in the local government planning and zoning processes are (citizens, applicants, planning commission/planning commissioners, planning and zoning staff, and elected officials)

  • what state laws are applicable to the work Planners and Zoners do

  • what the job is and how to do the job

  • how to interpret and use the city/county comprehensive plan to make land use decisions

  • why the plan is the anchor of those decisions

  • how to use the local ordinance and the plan to make the decisions

  • how to plan for the future: demographic and land use trends as well as population projections and asset-based planning.

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Section Title
Planning and Zoning 101: Open Enrollment
In Person
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Aug 04, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Carl Vinson Institute of Government Locations
Course Fee(s)
P&Z Fee $190.00
  • Chrissy Marlowe
Section Notes
LOCATION: UGA Gwinnett Campus, 2530 Sever Rd., Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Written notice of cancellation must be dated no later than March 31, 2021 to receive a full refund of registration fees. Written notice dated from April 1-April 6, 2021 will be assessed a 25% administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be issued for written cancellation requests that are dated April 7, 2020 or later. Registrants who fail to attend, cancel, or send a substitute will be liable for the full registration fee. Substitution of participant is encouraged over cancellation. To cancel registration or send a substitute, please e-mail notification to Thad McWhorter at thadmcw@uga.edu .

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